Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Skirtsicle

This is the cute little skirt pattern Skirtsicle from magknits. The original pattern calls for Lily Sugar N Cream cotton yarn, but I used Cleckheaton Bamboo yarn, which is so smooth and knits up beautifully. It is only a new cotton, which I have never used before. It only used 2 and a half balls for this skirt in a girl's size 8. It comes to just above Isabelle's knees, so I should have knit it to 38 cms instead of 35 cms so she could wear it a bit longer. I started this on Saturday afternoon and finished it last night at about 10:00pm. I also knit it on a straight needle instead of a circular needle, as I didnt have the right length. I also cast off 8 sts instead of 7 sts, so it would line up correctly with the garter stitch pattern. All in all, I really loved knitting this skirt pattern, and it was quite easy too. Isabelle really liked seeing it grow and kept asking when it would be ready to wear. Today is going to be 22 degrees so she can try it out and we will see how it goes. So considering I have one more project off the needles, I am going to try and finish up the Ribby Cardi and Lachlan's ribbed jumper too. I'll see how much I can accomplish over the next week. Hope you all have fun knitting!

13 comments:

tiennie said...

That is a cute little skirt! Great colors!

Louise said...

Sue, that is so gorgeous I just have to run out today and get some wool to make my girls one each. We are going away next week and it would be a great project to take away with me. Thanks for the link!

Dipsy said...

Awww, this is ever so cute! I love the colours too!

Sandra said...

love the coloureway. Great skirt! I am still waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for my first skirt to knit!!!!!!

louise said...

hi sue!

one of the other contributors to the softies book has created a flickr group and i thought of you and the gorgeous mabel you had made. heres the link:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/474014@N25/

louise

PlumStitches said...

cute skirt, you'll have to get a picture of Isabelle in it. i love the color and the pattern too!

Larry said...

You are just so busy! And productive. I need some of whatever it is that causes you to finish so many cute projects. I'll get the brown cable sweater done soon. Looks like things will be slowing down next week.

Karin said...

a lovely skirt, I love the colour and I am sure it also feels lovely. She can always wear it with leggings when it gets to short.

Maryann said...

This skirt is too cute! And thanks for sharing the pattern with us... I got to try this someday.

Katt said...

love how the skirt came out. lovely colourway.

wow sounds like its gotten hot up there already! its been warm here sometimes during the day but not hot and we are back to coolish weather now.

Katt

monica said...

I love it, I may just have to make one for my youngest. Supposedly fall is here, maybe the temperature will reflect that soon and she could wear it.

sooz said...

Love the skirt, may have a go myself for Amy. Any photos of it on the model?

Sue H said...

Love that skirt, and I have lots of sugar 'n' cream and peaches and cream, so I will just have to knit some for the granddaughters. Thanks for showing it to us.